Little Freddie King - Going Upstairs

Shot by Bruno Doria & Nisa East. Edited by Ben Chace. Additional editing by Matt Steinfeld.


Little Freddie King - Going Upstairs

Musicians:
Little Freddie King - Vocals, Electric and Acoustic Guitar
‘Wacko’ Wade Wright - Drums, Tambourine
Stephen Daly - 2nd Guitar and Slide
Paul Defligia - Bass



“Like a hundred years from now, the way I feel, to my knowledge, I don’t think it will be any more blues.  But I hope that some of the younger people do latch in to it, you know, and play the real old roots, the real old blues. It’s better than any dose of medicine that any doctor can write you a prescription for. The real thing about it, the younger race they don’t know what the blues is because they didn’t live the blues and they didn’t go through hard tribulation and hard times. When you work so hard a whole year and you don’t get no money for it, you don’t get paid for it. Then you go out there you ain’t got decent clothes to wear. You got a pair a shoes. You wear them, go have holes in them. Then you gotta get a piece of cardboard to put in it to try and keep the rocks from getting in your shoes. You see they didn’t have to go through all of that. They didn’t have hard times for the blues to set in their system. It’s not there because they didn’t have to go through it. If they done went through it then they would understand and realize what it’s all about. It hits them and they enjoy and they love it, but they can’t reach it because they didn’t go through that same process. They know it's real real blues, it's such a thrill, but they still don’t understand it. To understand what they don’t understand they’d have to go through it. If they had gone through it, it’d be there.”

--Little Freddie King  January 18, 2020

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  • Little Freddie King | ©Daymon Gardner

    Little Freddie King | ©Daymon Gardner

  • ‘Wacko’ Wade Wright and Little Freddie King | ©Daymon Gardner

    ‘Wacko’ Wade Wright and Little Freddie King | ©Daymon Gardner

  • Stephen Daly | ©Daymon Gardner

    Stephen Daly | ©Daymon Gardner

  • Paul Defligia | ©Daymon Gardner

    Paul Defligia | ©Daymon Gardner

  • Little Freddie King | ©Daymon Gardner

    Little Freddie King | ©Daymon Gardner

  • Ben Chace, Paul Defiglia, Elan Mehler, Wacko Wade Wright, Little Freddie King, Stephen Daly | ©Daymon Gardner

    Ben Chace, Paul Defiglia, Elan Mehler, Wacko Wade Wright, Little Freddie King, Stephen Daly | ©Daymon Gardner

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